Chhapi is a village in the Vadgam taluka of the Banas Kantha district in Gujarat. It is located between the villages of Sidpur and Kanodar. It is about 12 km from Vadgam and 109 km from State capital, Gandhinagar. Chhapi is known for its railway station and the railway line that passes through it. Chhapi is well known for its Jain temples and timber industry.
Places to Stay
Rooms at Dharamshalas are available at nominal rates in Chhapi. Alternatively, one can stay in hotels in nearby Palanpur. Some of the hotels are Hotel Greenwoods (Tariff – Rs. 750), Hotel Lajwanti (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Palanpur Yatrik Bhavan (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The local language is Gujarati. Other language spoken is Hindi.
The International Kite Festival celebrated on 14th January, Holi in the month of March and Navratri in the month of October are some major events here.
Places of Interest
Chhapi is well known for the temple of Manibhadra Veer, located about 7 km from the village, at Magarwada. Other attractions are Vadgam Lake (12 km), Balaram Mahadev Mandir (35 km), and Ambaji Mata Temple (70 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chhapi is the Ahmedabad Airport (130 km).
Regular trains to Chhapi are available from other major cities of the country. Chhapi Railway Station and Umardashi Railway Station are close to Chhapi. Express trains from Ahmedabad stop at these stations.
Mofussil Services links cities, towns and villages within Gujarat. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.
Navsari is a city and municipality in the Surat metropolitan region and also the administrative headquarters of Navsari district of Gujarat, India. Navsari is also the twin city of Surat, and is 37 kms south of Surat. Many Parsis settled down in this city in around 11th century AD and named it Navu Sari which meant ‘New Sari’. Navsari is popular for its various types of Zoroastrian arts, crafts and cuisine.
Places to stay
Some of the popular budget hotels in Navsari are Anmol Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 800) Hotel Royal Regency (Tariff - Rs 1400), Modi Resort (Tariff- Rs. 1150).
The official language of Navsari is Gujarati.
Apart from all the common festivals, a festival unique to Navsari is the Dhinglo Festival (July).
Places to visit
There are many places to be visit in Navsari. Some of them are Dudhiya Talav (1.5 kms from bus stand), Atash Behram (80 kms), J.N. Tata Memorial Hall (4 kms), Ravariya Bapa temple, Parsvanath Jain temple (1.7 kms), Dargah of Sayed Saadat (2 kms) and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (43 kms).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Navsari is 30 kms away at Surat.
The Surat railway station is the closest major railway station (31 kms) to Navsari
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) runs Busses from Major cities to Towns and Villages in Navsari. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Paulo Travels, O.P. Tours & Travels and Asha Travels. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.